January 3, 2021

The Rowing History

Rowing can be traced back to 1430 BC, in an Egyptian funerary inscription, that states that the warrior Amenophis II was famous for his ability with oars. Rowing was a part of funeral games in Greece and Rome. Venetian festivals in the 13th century included boat races resembling modern rowing. The first instances of water games that were similar to modern rowing were observed in the 10th century when professional river workers took part in a race in the Thames River in London. Doggett’s Coat and Badge is the oldest rowing competition in the world right now and it was started in 1715. By the end of the 18th Century, amateur competitions of similar kind were held by Boat Clubs, which had to begin to form in various Colleges, Schools and Universities in Britain. 토토 The Leander Club, founded in 1818, is the World’s oldest rowing club. The first recorded rowing race was held in 1827, at Cambridge University. Rowing soon spread to America as well, where one of the first rowing races was held in 1756. The Narragansett Boat Club was established in 1838 and the first college rowing club was formed at Yale University in 1843. In the year 1852, the Harvard-Yale Regatta was started, which is the oldest intercollege sporting competition in the United States.